KFUPM Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Student in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at KFUPM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exchange programs with top universites

    Cons

    Difficult to study in KFUPM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involving students into projects.

  2.  

    was a student at KFUPM for 5 years, majoring in engineering

    Current Employee - Student in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Student in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at KFUPM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    best institution academically in the middle east

    Cons

    most other sides than academics are poorly taken care of; such as social life, students housing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    academics is not the only factor for a university to succeed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KFUPM

    Pros

    Social life, encouraging environment, qualified professors to work with..

    Cons

    some people are assigned in the wrong positions

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  5.  

    The Jabal Jewel

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Secretary in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Secretary in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at KFUPM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is one of the best institutions offering quality education in the Middle East. As stated in its Vision, it has established and proved a preeminent institution known for its globally competitive graduates, cutting edge research, and leadership in energy discoveries. Their mission is to make a difference within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond in the fields of sciences, engineering and business;

    Cons

    The Faculty and the staff are recruited keeping the highest standard from distinguished and prestigious world-class universities and educational institutions. Integrity, fairness, transparency, passion, creativity, discipline and cultural diversity are some of the factors and challenges they have to keep in mind while serving the University.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice to the management is: Keep the flag high and maintain the high standard of three key components: Teaching, Research and Community Services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Not for Lifetime commitment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at KFUPM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Environment, Nice Working Culture

    Cons

    Salaries, perks, trainings, overall Staff development and Valuation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce pay structure for encouraging good quality work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Research Engineer

    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at KFUPM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for client-funded research.

    Cons

    There might be stiff policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and dynamic.

  8.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at KFUPM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable working environment and grade students

    Cons

    Campus accommodation could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lecturer-B in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Lecturer-B in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at KFUPM as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will be exposed to the latest technology and trend in your field. Accommodation and health care is descent enough. You can travel far and wide at the company's expenses.

    Cons

    your job promotion is limited to a certain level after which you become stuck. No pension, no gratuity after contract. Contract may not be renewed if you are not in good terms with your boss

    Recommends
  10.  

    Not so good experience with KFUPM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KFUPM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Calm and nice place to learn

    Cons

    Very low salary and almost zero benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at KFUPM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Promising university, multidiscipline studies,cross-cultural environment

    Cons

    poor financial compensation, hot weather

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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